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River Cottages

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From R500 per Unit



At River Cottages we offer both recreational and overnight accommodation in a breathtaking environment. We offer three fully equipped self-catering houses sleeping up to 12 guests per house as well as ten two sleeper self-catering units. The houses are located right on the banks of the Vaal River in Parys whilst the two sleeper units are just 200m away from the river.

The little country town of Parys lies on the banks of the Vaal River about an hour's drive from Johannesburg and an hour and a half from Pretoria. It is the ideal place for enjoying total peace and relaxation away from the hustle and bustle of city life.


    Room Facilities

  • Non-Smoking
  • Satellite TV
  • Small Pets
  • Television

    On Site Facilities

  • Pool
  • Self Catering

    Local Facilities

  • Fishing


Four-sleeper Units

Sleeps 4
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The two-bedroom four-sleeper units consists of an en-suite bathrooms with showers, toilets and basin only and a fully equipped self-catering kitchen. These units are all on the banks of the river.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016 R 2200 R 1200        
February 2016 R 2200 R 1200        
March 2016 R 2200 R 1200        
April 2016 R 2200 R 1200        
May 2016 R 2000 R 1200        
June 2016 R 2000 R 1200        
July 2016 R 2000 R 1200        
August 2016 R 2100 R 1200        
September 2016 R 2200 R 1200        
October 2016 R 2200 R 1200        
November 2016 R 2400 R 1200        
December 2016 R 2600 R 1300        


Sleeps 12

The houses are spacious and comfortable and they all sleep at least 12 on a room sharing basis with fully equipped kitchens, comfortable bedrooms, bright and tidy bathrooms and spacious and open living areas.

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016   R 2600        
February 2016   R 2600        
March 2016   R 2600        
April 2016   R 2600        
May 2016   R 2600        
June 2016 R 4800 R 2600        
July 2016 R 4800 R 2600        
August 2016 R 5000 R 2600        
September 2016 R 5200 R 2600        
October 2016 R 5400 R 2800        
November 2016 R 5600 R 3000        
December 2016 R 6200 R 3300        

Two-sleeper Self-catering Unit

Sleeps 2
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This is a comfortably furnished unit with one en-suite bedroom, a kitchenette and a seating area. This unit is ideal for a couple. Tea and Coffee Facilities, No Smoking in Rooms

Date Unit Single PP Sharing
Month Year Wkend Daily Wkend Daily Wkend Daily
January 2016 R 1200 R 600        
February 2016 R 1200 R 600        
March 2016 R 1200 R 600        
April 2016 R 1200 R 600        
May 2016 R 1200 R 600        
June 2016 R 1000 R 500        
July 2016 R 1000 R 500        
August 2016 R 1100 R 600        
September 2016 R 1100 R 600        
October 2016 R 1200 R 600        
November 2016 R 1200 R 650        
December 2016 R 1300 R 700        
NOTE: If a search was made without stipulating the month of occupation the rate shown on the search results page is for the lowest cost month and the least expensive room. Where pricing is "per unit" the Average Price Per Person based on maximum occupancy is used for the price range comparison. A search made for Homes and Villas however will always be based on the full daily rate of the unit irrespective of the number of people the unit sleeps.

Rates are deemed correct at time of publication and may fluctuate depending on supply and demand. Establishments maintain their rates online and any differences should be referred to the Establishment's staff. Quotations once accepted are binding.

Rates last updated: 15 June 2016
  • Booking Reliability
  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Average Response Time: 2 hours
  • Cancellations after payment: 0%
  • This establishment does not have credit card facilities.

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Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Parys, River Cottages has been voted Best Establishment in Parys for 2017Sleeping-OUT's Guest Satisfaction Award. Based on reviews of establishments in Parys, River Cottages has been voted Best Value for Money in Parys for 2017


19 Kopjeskraal Road, Parys, Northwest, 9585

Map River Cottages in Parys  Fezile Dabi (Northern Free State)  Free State  South Africa

Guest Comments

I found the stay at River Cottages very relaxing with the most beautiful gardens. The unit was very clean and so the whole property. The layout of the units was perfect with each section having its own swimming pool, braai areas and also braai areas next to the river. The service was excellent and the lady (Marlouise) was always available, professional and caring. I loved staying there and would definitely visit River Cottages again. Worth more than FIVE STAR status in my opinion.
- Santie Swart

Very neat and clean with beautiful surroundings.
- Corné Fourie

Very enjoyable stay
- Alta Struwig

Good value for money.
Great location

- Hersh Sonne

River cottages is right at the river and very beautiful. We were a bit upset that the cottage was not a cottage but a semi-detached house and our neighbours for the night were having a loud party. We had just completed a 24 hour race and needed quiet to sleep. The owner did however try when we called him. We were also not impressed that we were charged R80 (in Randburg I pay R20 for the same amount of wood) for a small little bag of wood, but it was nice of them to bring it to us.
- Vivian Pitschlitz

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